By Compiled by Richard Lefever
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back


November 20, 2019

October 3, 1938 - 81 Years Ago

Encountering a rattlesnake in any part of the country would not be to everyone’s pleasure, but to walk along the main street in town and almost step on such a reptile would indeed cause a palpitation of the heart. Just such an incident occurred early Sunday evening of this week, when Miss Betty Frayley, school girl, heard an ominous rattle as she was passing the Claude Purvine residence on Main Street ([southwest corner of Main and Wilber]. Almost at her feet, on the smoothly cut lawn, she discovered the rattler. What would you do? Miss Frayley did the only natural thing. She screamed. Robert Bratton, who lives across the street, rushed to the aid of the...

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